Effects of Cocaine on Fetus During Pregnancy

The drug is very toxic, both for the baby as well as for the mother’s health. It should never be consumed throughout pregnancy and lactation.

Pregnancy is an act of holding responsibility. This is the first promise you make to a soul that you would guard him in this world. Do not take any toxin, addiction during this phase. This would be breaking your promise towards the innocent one who is counting on you for his protection.

Cocaine Crosses Placental Barrier

Cocaine and its metabolites are very potent and are able to cross the placental barrier. Thereby, the drug enters the baby’s circulatory system, affecting all its organs.

Effects During Early Pregnancy

When taken early during pregnancy, it increases the chances of miscarriages. During these months, the neural tube of the baby is being formed. The drug affects it adversely to cause permanent neural damages.

It may lead to detachment of the placenta from the uterine lining, a condition called abruptio placentae. This condition presents with severe bleeding and, if not arrested, may finally lead to termination of pregnancy.

Effects During Late Pregnancy

When taken late during pregnancy, the drug almost always lead to preterm labors. The baby born is weak and often the birth weight is less.  He may have a smaller head with overall restricted growth of the body.

This is because cocaine reduces the amount of blood oxygen and nutrients the baby receives. The fetus stays deprived and may even die.

The baby may be born dependent on the drug and suffer from withdrawal symptoms. After birth, he may show symptoms such as tremors, localized muscle spasms, feeding difficulties and  restlessness. He may not sleep well and be cranky. He may be irritable, not responsive and it may be difficult to establish a bond with the mother.

As he grows older, he may have difficulty focusing on a subject. Learning disabilities and attention problems soon surface up.

There may be defects in his kidney function, liver or the brain. Reproductive functions are likely to be affected and may show up as he reaches the teens.

Incidence of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) is much more in babies who have indirect consumed the drug through their mother.

Detoxification

It is very difficult to detoxify the baby if the drug has been taken during pregnancy. The drug crosses the placental barrier easily and adversely affects the fetus.

Completely abstain from the drug as early as possible. Also, abstain from alcohol, which holds back the drug in the body.

Drink plenty of water and fresh fruit juices. Avoid all stimulants like tea and coffee.

Fruits and vegetables (stewed and raw) are the best detoxifiers. Consume plenty of them to wash away the toxic effects of the drug.

Medical Advice (Q&As) on “Effects of Cocaine on Pregnancy

  1. Lady123

    I have a friend that is going on 29 weeks pregnant and uses cocaine sometimes heavy sometimes small amounts. If she stops now, will she and the baby test clean at birth?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Worth trying! Leave the drug as early as possible while you are pregnant. The drug has serious side effects. She can still prevent a few of them from occurring.

      Read above in detail.

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      1. lady123

        If she is 29 weeks and she was a habitual heavy user and she stops now & goes through the detox steps, what are the chances she can test clean at birth?

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          She’ll increase her chances if she stops the drug immediately.

          What chances; this is difficult to predict. This would depend upon the precision of the test being performed.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      By cleaning yourself as aggressively as possible.

      Detoxification requires you to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Also, drink lots of water.

      Abstain from alcohol and limit on all stimulants, like tea and coffee.

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  2. Fancy

    I consumed cocaine about two months ago (.03grams). I have been using regularly on the weekends probably about (1.0g) for about a month prior to my last usage. I weigh about 106lbs with a very high metabolism. I found out I was carrying baby, so I stop my consumption. Now I have an upcoming drug screen done by testing hair follicles. I’m uncertain on what to do and I would like to pass in order to keep my job. Please help I’m nervous as hell.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You and your unborn baby are one system. You need to clean yourself to clean the baby.

      If it was a one time use of the drug, it will take 3 to 5 days for it to be out from urine, a bit longer (7 to 10 days) to be out of blood.

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      1. Anonymous

        What about 32 weeks pregnant ? Used cocaine on June 28th great amount I’m due for a c section August 31st . Will my baby be clean?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      The drug affects the developing brain adversely. It may cause mental problems in the baby.

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  3. Jay

    I am about 8 months pregnant and I have been doing cocaine but I’m stopping at up today will it still show up in my system and the baby systemaround the time I have my baby

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  4. Key

    I found out I was with child at three months the fear and happiness because I’m homeless and with no job also the Father turned his back on me I continued to use. I’m now going on six months and I’m afraid my baby will be addicted to crack cocaine. Will she?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Yes, if the baby is exposed to the drug again and again, there are chances that she’ll be addicted.

      You need to leave the drug at once for ever and cleanse your body thoroughly for the baby to come.

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  5. Janelle

    I’m about 18 weeks pregnant. I stopped using cocaine when I found out I was pregnant in May. I just did a recent urine drug test 7/27/17 and it was still positive for cocaine two months later. It was lower a lower result but how is this possible?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      For those who have been taking the drug on a regular basis, it may take around 3 months to be clean again.

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  6. Shae

    Hi buddy MD. I had questions today for you if you don’t mind answering. My first question is. If I’m 5 weeks and 4 days pregnant and did crack cocaine how much harm have I done to my baby? Also, I seeing if I stopped as of August 2 “today” can I prevent and mental disabilities and formalities. Please I need help and answers. Maybe doesn’t deserve that no child actually. Yes , I’m going to detox my self my drinking plenty water eating lots of green veggies and fruit. No more coffee, tea cigarettes, alcohol and most importantly crack cocaine from this point on. I’m disappointed in myself but hopefully theres still hope!
    Thank you,
    Buddy M.D.
    P.s. I’m scared to tell my Obs so that’s why I came to you first.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You may have damaged the little one!

      However, there’s still hope. The baby may recover. Keep yourself as clean as possible.

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  7. Mel

    I just found out today that I am 2-3 weeks pregnant. I consumed cocaine about 2 weeks ago but haven’t done anything since.
    Will this affect my baby!
    I am not a regular drug consumer & I’m scared that one night of party will affected my baby!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Detoxify yourself to the best you can to minimize cocaine’s effects. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink adequate amounts of water. Limit to tea, coffee. Abstain from alcohol.

      All these steps would detoxify your blood and hence the baby. Your baby is likely to be safe.

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  8. Doni

    Hai doc, i’m 37 weeks pregnant. On Week 36 i Used coke for 8 days in à Row.. Haven’t used iT for 7 days now. Today i had à test.. I’ve drank tons of water during this week. And had healthy food.. Is iT possible to pass THE test? I won’t Use iT anymore but don’t want Any problems either.. Thanks!

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    1. Doni

      Note* i am still very active. Don’t drink coffee or alcohol and Didnt used Any other drugs. Before the 8 days of Use i havent done Anything at all. Been clean for 15 months prior

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  9. Doni

    Hi doc,

    Yesterday I’ve heard that something in the lab went wrong with the urine sample I gave them. Is that even possible? Now I gave them a new one to test. Haven’t used so I would be on the 11th day after last use. Still drank tons of water. Are my chances of passing better then last Friday? I really hope everything is gonna be OK. It was just a stupid mistake. Oh and Is my baby addicted now after 8 days use? If so, I must be the stupidest person on this planet. I’m due on the 26th this month.

    Thanks again!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Your chances of being clear are definitely better than Friday.

      Your baby eats all that you take. So, he’s likely to be affected. Keep yourself clean though out pregnancy and lactation. This would be good for you and the baby.

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  10. Doni

    I understand..

    What if they check the baby’s urine after labor.

    What are the chances Anything will come up?
    Anything i can do to speed up that proces?

    I Will keep drinking water, eat fresh fruits and vegetables but Anything more i can do? I’m to affraid they Will take my baby away from me..

    I know i had to think About that earlier. But now the Harm is already done, What can i do?

    Sorry for asking this much and thanks for awnsering

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Well, just follow all cleansing steps that you’ve planned too. That’s all that can be done.

      Baby’s urine is likely to be clean. The drug may show up in your blood.

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  11. Doni

    Thank You very much.

    I Will keep cleansing myself.. I’ve learned my lesson. Been stressed all week. I Will hear if i passed today or Tomorrow. I just hope everything is ok. The relapse wasnt worth the stress at all.

    Thanks again! U’ve helped me a lot.

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    1. Dee

      I feel the same v way im 28 weeks and fighting my addiction. All that crosses my mind is her.. I pray for her health and i pray more for the strength to stop its sincerely true i hate that i feel like I’m too weak to sto. Especially how tired i am from being pregnant which allows me down with work.. Which i can’t afford to slow on

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  12. Janea

    I found out that I was pregnant on 9/11/17and before my positive test, I had done cocaine on 9/2/17. I’m nervous that it affected the baby and I am nervous to tell my doctor. What are your thoughts?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Was this a one time use? If yes, your baby is likely to be very less affected. Just keep yourself and your baby clean throughout to avoid all complications.

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      1. Janea

        I might of done it one more time prior to that but no more than that. But I have been clean ever since I found out I was pregnant. No drugs, no alcohol, and no cigarettes. Been drinking lots of water and eating healthy. Also been walking every day.

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  13. Doni

    Hi doc,

    So my test came back negative a week ago and Today i gave birth to à beautiful babygirl..

    They took Some urine from the baby to test it at he lab. Still cleansed myself the past days. I havent used for 25days now..

    I’m a bit stressed if the babies urine is drugfree as im not allowed to go home until the test results come back.

    As i Saïd Before i only used for 8 days in my whole pregnancy.
    What do u think? Will they Find Anything in her urine?

    Thnx again!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      She’s likely to be clean.

      Stay away from this toxin throughout lactation phase. It’s important. Wishing you health.

      Reply
  14. Vicky

    HI doc. Im 17 weeks pregnant. I’ve taken cocaine 3 times on separate occasions from being 12 weeks pregnant and I know I was so stupid 🙁 the last time I did it was last night, and I took quite a lot. I hurried for a reassurance scan and they checked everything was fine baby baby is well all development was spot on. I will never ever do it again I’ve learned my lesson. If I don’t take anything from now and drink plenty of water and eat fruit and veg will my baby be okay when he arrives?

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  15. Vicky

    Thank you, do you think my baby will be okay if I don’t take from now till then? I’ve learned from my mistake. On the last scan 3 days ago midwife said he looked fine x

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This drug is a poison, and your baby has been harmed. However, the effect is likely to be insignificant. Take fresh fruits and vegetables throughout pregnancy to help your baby detoxify the effects.

      Reply
  16. Becky

    Hi I’m wondering if you could help me with my conception dates. I’ve been with my partner for 3 years. I remember my last period being on the 18th May 2017. When I found out I was pregnant they did me an early ultrasound scan on the 12th July at 6 weeks pregnant. I have irregular periods and a 35 day cycle but from what they are going off my last period was on the 2nd June which I know isn’t right and I’m due on the 9th March 2018. The reason I’m needing help is because I slept with another person on the 3rd of July and I can’t go through this pregnancy if it’s anything to do with him please help me. I had my 12 week scan on 25th August if that helps too.. I’m just so worried as I can’t enjoy my pregnancy yet..

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    1. Becky

      Also on the 6 week scan it showed a yolk sac, (12.7.17) so is that anything to do with what I did with the man on the 3.7.17

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        No, unlikely.

        When you have a fertilized egg implanted in the uterus, body doesn’t allow any other further implantations till it completes pregnancy with the first implanted egg.

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    2. Buddy M.D. Post author

      “early ultrasound scan on the 12th July at 6 weeks pregnant”, you say. If so, 3rd July intercourse has nothing to do with your present pregnancy.

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  17. Nancy

    I’m 30 weeks pregnant I used coke sometimes on the weekends if I stop now will my baby come out with withdraws will the baby be clean

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  18. Ele

    I just found out I was pregnant. I’m 13 weeks. I had two healthy children with no drug use very healthy pregnancies. Carried both kids to full term. No complications. I had no idea I was pregnant and I would go out every other weekend when
    My kids were at their grandparents for the weekend and go out and party on the Friday. Every Friday we would do cocaine would buy a gram and go to the club and party. Would this of effected my pregnancy and should I get an abortion if there is a affect on the baby? I feel horrible that I did this and had no idea…. I don’t think it’s fair to the baby if there is something wrong to continue the pregnancy ? Please some advice would be great. I wish not to talk to my doctor about this cause he has no idea that I do this to begin with…

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is difficult to comment!

      Cocaine is bad for the fetus, you know. However, there are chances that your fetus is safe. So, abortion cannot be recommended.

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  19. Becky

    Yes, gestational age was 6 weeks, so is that definately nothing to do with the 3rd of July? Sorry to go on I’m just so worried

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  20. Mel

    Hi, I’m ashamed to say this but I’ve used cocaine every Saturday from being 12 weeks to 20 weeks (8 weeks). I’m now 20 weeks, if I stop now till the end of my pregnancy will I & the baby have a good chance of being clean?

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  21. Scardmommy

    I’m 34 weeks pregnant and used coke on and off iv since the beginning. The last four weeks its been once a week. Due for a csection at 38 weeks, will my baby’s poop still be positive please help. I am in intensive outpatient treatment, doing 90 na meetings in 90 days and have a sponsor working the steps reading my big book. Can I speed up detoxification of the marconium. Will my baby boy be okay.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since you’ve been continuously using the drug, your baby may show its presence. However, cleansing yourself as much as possible would reduce the chances of the drug being there.

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  22. Scardmommy

    Thank you I really appreciate you and the website this is awesome. There are a few more question’s coming through. This site is a blessing to many.

    Reply
  23. Soph111

    I have been using cocaine once a week up until 22 weeks. If I stop now will baby and I be clean and ok? I’ve had my 20 week scan 2 weeks ago and everything was perfect and healthy. Please shed some light on this horrible time

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  24. Sarah145

    Hi am 14 weeks and did only ONE night of cocaine last night probs a gram or abit more.. is my baby ok ? I feel so bad.. will i miscarry because of this?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Cocaine taken at this stage is detrimental for baby’s brain tissue. To minimize the damage, detoxify yourself. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to flush out the drug. Refrain from alcohol and limit your intake of caffeine.

      Consume fresh fruits and stewed vegetables to detoxify.

      Reply
  25. sheila

    i am 8 weeks pregnant and did cocaine will i have a miscarriage? i haven’t used since november 11th prior to this i’ve had two miscarriages one at 5 weeks and one at 7 weeks i was using cocaine about 2-3 times a week at those times.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Cocaine use in early weeks of pregnancy may cause a miscarriage. The drug needs to be strictly avoided during pregnancy months.

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  26. Amber

    I used cocaine every weekend during the second trimester (from 16 weeks to 26) I feel awful. At the 20 week scan they said his heart brain limbs & face was fine. I’m worried I’ve caused him physical birth defects but if it was all ok at the 20 week scan will it still be ok now? I’ve not touched it for 2 weeks and I’m going to continue this.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      AS soon as you stop taking the drug, there would be no further damage to your baby. Unfortunately, you can’t correct the past; however, be hopeful that the damage was minimal.

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  27. Anonymous

    i did about a half a gram cocaine last night i am 9 weeks pregnant what are my chances of miscarriage and harming my baby?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Cocaine is very harmful for the baby. It’s all luck now. It would depend upon how quickly you tried to wash off the drug from your system.

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  28. Anonymous

    I just found out I’m pregnant. It is unexpected and I’m not sure how far I am but I’ve been using crack pretty regularly. I can’t remember when my last cycle was I’m thinking I may be 8 weeks. Is my baby going to be ok. I’m scared to death. I’m not using any longer my first appt is in Jan. I don’t know what to do.

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  29. Anonymous

    i’m 10 weeks pregnant and did a fairly large quantity of cocaine last night as well as had half a gin and tonic. What will happen to my baby will the pregnancy continue?

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  30. Lilly

    Im 23 weeks pregnant i had a drug test at 20 weeks and came back positive for cocaine so they said a social worker would be in to talk to me at my next ob visit are they goin to take my baby i did like 2g a week an stopped at 22 weeks will it be out of my system by jan 16 and will it be out of my baby system if they test the umbilical cord im due in april 2018

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Quit using the drug completely and detoxify your system. It would be difficult to clean yourself by 16 Jan. However, you may be clean by due date.

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      1. Lilly

        I havent done it since 22 weeks i go back jan 16 ill b 26 weeks when i pee in cup n they drug test me it should be clean correct …. Sorry so many ?

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  31. Darla

    I found out i was pregnant dec 5 i stopped crack for a month then i started using once every 2 weeks i spend about 80$ just for that one day, Baby app says I’m 10 weeks What damage have i done? when i go to my first appointment in feb will i be dirty? Can they tell if there’s any health issues through sonogram? Or do you wait until the baby is born?

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  32. Ashley g

    I last used crack cocaine at 35 weeks pregnant Im scheduled to deliver at 39 weeks will it be out of my baby’s system at birth

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      1. Ashley g

        Is there a way to clean his system I’ve been drinking water for 3 days straight I know it’s not in mine could they still take the baby

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        1. Ashley g

          I only used a few times in four days and small amounts and have been clean for a month will the cocaine still show up at birth

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  33. Raina

    I am now 29 weeks pregnant. Earlier on in the pregnancy I had used cocaine. Not a lot but I did it a few times. Will it show up in either my system or my baby’s when I give birth to her??

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  34. Cassie

    I am about 13 wks pregnant and been using cocaine very heavily about a gram a day everyday til today.. I know I’m a horrible person to continue knowing I am pregnant.. what is the harm I caused to my baby.. and I’m willing to stop this moment to try to save and keep my baby healthy as can be now pls help..should a abortion be better for this selfish act of mines?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You are likely to have damaged the baby, however, abortion would be killing him.

      Stop taking the drug from now. Detoxify yourself as efficiently as possible to minimize the damages.

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      1. Anonymous

        What would be the best and most useful effective way of detoxification to minimize the damages already done. And if possible can you please explain what damages I may have caused already by your knowledge. Thank you.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Completely abstain from the drug and alcohol.

          Drink plenty of water and fresh fruit juices. Avoid all stimulants like tea and coffee.

          Fruits and vegetables (stewed and raw) are the best detoxifiers. Consume plenty of them to wash away the toxic effects of the drug.

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  35. Anonymous

    i am 14 weeks pregnant and did about a gram or less of cocaine for the 3rd time since i was 8 weeks will my baby survive? will they experience withdrawal symptoms if i stop using now.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You are advised to stop taking the drug immediately. This is a poison for your baby.

      Baby’s brain development gets adversely affected by the drug in the initial pregnancy weeks. He will survive.

      Detoxify yourself, and hence the baby too, as efficiently as possible.

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  36. Lilly

    Hi doc I am 33 weeks pregnant.. I used cocaine once a week from 17 weeks up until now. I now have support and professional help so although I only have 6 weeks left, if I stop now and drink lots of water and eat my fruit and veg, will it be out of mine and baby’s system by the time he gets here? I just don’t want him being addicted when he’s born. I’m not addicted it was just stupid self medicating. Every growth scan shows he’s bigger than he should be and doctors have no concerns, so that’s a good sign too isn’t it? Thanks in advance.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You need to detoxify yourself very efficiently. You can still wash it off from your body and be clean by term.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Abstain from alcohol. Limit to tea and coffee. These chemicals hold back the drug in your body. Take plenty of fluids throughout the day to keep your kidneys working. You may consume light fruit juices, vegetable soups or just plain water.

          Vitamin B and C are best to detoxify. These are available in their best form in fresh fruits and vegetables. Include them in your daily diet.

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  37. Terry

    If someone is 15 weeks pregnant and drank three times and did cocaine as well (3 times) has permant damage been done? High chance low chance? Should it be aborted?
    Trying to find answers for a friend

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  38. Ashamed

    I’m 15 weeks pregnant today. I have been using cocaine off an on now through out the 15 weeks. But the last 2 weeks I have used at least every second day, half a gram or a gram every second day. The reason for not quitting my drug use was because I had planned abortion. BUT I’ve had a change of heart. I know you can’t tell me what damage I’ve done. But can you tell me if there’s any chance to having a healthy rest of the pregnancy and a healthy baby.? I’m so worried it’s sickning.

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Can’t reverse the damage already done. However, toxicities can be arrested for this moment itself. Stop the drug totally. Also, abstain from alcohol. It adds up to the damages cocaine does.

        Take a very healthy diet on a daily basis. This would detoxify you and your baby. Include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables on your meals.

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          1. Buddy M.D. Post author

            Very rare. You become prone to it as the maternal age increases or high blood pressure problem arises.

  39. Newbie

    Hi doc. I have recently just found out that I am 14 weeks pregnant. I have snorted cocaine often through put these weeks, I just got back from vacation 2 weeks ago and while I was there I used pretty much every day for a week. Now that I have knowledge of the pregnancy I have no issue with quitting that’s no issue. But I am.worried that I’ve done way to much damage to even consider keeping the baby. I am a very healthy eater and do drink plenty of water all through out my days. I’d lI’ve to have this baby, I would really just hate to bring an innocent unhealthy baby into this world.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Keep eating healthy to detoxify yourself and the baby, as much as possible. This is the only correction we can make now.

      Abstain from alcohol as well. It holds back the drug in the body. Also, it adds up to the damages cocaine does.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Quit the drug immediately. Also, abstain from alcohol throughout pregnancy. This chemical holds back the drug in the body.

      Start consuming a healthy diet, plentiful in fruits and vegetables, to cleanse yourself and the baby. This would minimize the damage caused.

      Continue eating healthy throughout pregnancy. You’ll deliver a clean healthy baby at term.

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  40. Anonymous

    If cocaine was used 5 sepetate occasions over the first 17 weeks of pregnancy but not afterwards will the baby be born with withdrawal symptoms and test positive?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      If you cleanse yourself and the baby thoroughly during the rest of pregnancy, he’s likely to be clean by term.

      Reply
  41. Kelly

    Hello I had a few questions and hoping you can help me. I’m 16 weeks pregnant didn’t find out till I was 14 weeks. I have been using cocaine around 3-4 times a week through out my pregnancy about a gram each day. Since I’ve found out so late I have booked an appointment for an abortion but really don’t think I can go through with it. I know there will be some damages, but I was hoping you can tell me what those damages could be, or even tell me if it’s possible in any kind of way to have a healthy pregnancy and baby? I have not drank at all through out the 16 weeks I’m not big on drinking. I know youd never encourage abortion your a doctor. But I seriously would never be able to live with myself if my baby was born with any kind of brain damage or health issues. I do understand that this can effect the baby’s future educationally and emotionally but that’s something I can live will and help with. Please let me know if it’s to late. Thank you kindly

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It’s actually not possible to predict how much damage the poor baby has suffered!

      Maternal womb tries its best to protect the baby. However, the drug is damaging and may try piercing all layers of the womb to reach the baby.

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  42. Kristen

    I am 36 weeks pregnant an I did coke today all day from 6pm til 5 am an i feel bad is my baby gonna be ok I also have not ate since 7am..

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      For your baby’s health, you need to cleanse yourself as well as possible. Eat healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables. Abstain from alcohol. Limit to tea and coffee.

      Take a healthy diet and believe in yourself! This would definitely make a difference.

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  43. Sara

    Hey doc… If i stopped cocaine at 21 weeks completely will it be in my baby system urine,blood, umbilicol cord any of that i have 2 months till delivery

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  44. Worried

    I just found out Friday that I am 18 weeks pregnant, inwas on the shot so didn’t have regular periods and im a bigger girl. I do cocain often at least 5 out of 7 days a week a gram a day. Had I known inwas pregnant I would have stopped. It’s now to Kate for abortion. Please tell me my baby has a chance to be born healthy. What are some of the damages that could be done? And how common is still birth and placenta abruption. I feel trapped like I have no choice but to go through with this pregnancy. I do plan on seeking some kind of treatment or programs. But these next 20 weeks of pregnancy will be stressful and depressing knowing what I have done without knowing I was pregnant

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It’s difficult to quantify the damage done to the baby. Initial weeks are important for brain development, and the drug would have damaged it to some degree.

      Now, you need to detoxify yourself and hence the baby, as well as possible. This would minimize the damage done.

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      1. Worried

        What are the chances of placenta abruption ?
        Still birth?
        My baby being born with a smaller head?
        I’d Google these things but all I see is the worst of the worst opinions and nothing but horrible judgment.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Chances differ from case to case. Depends upon your baseline health, rate of metabolism, amount and quality of drug consumed.

          So, harmful effects on the baby are difficult to predict.

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